Hi y’all! I’m Libby! Libby Littles! I was just born at the beginning of summer, so I’m still a PUPPY! I’m an Alaskan husky puppy. Have you ever held a puppy? We are soft and warm, and we love to wiggle and bounce and play (a lot like you).
I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, really close to Lake Superior. You might wonder why they call me an Alaskan husky when I was born in Michigan. Alaskan huskies are cool because they are a mix of different breeds who are super-perfect for being sled dogs. I’ll tell you more about that another time. My mom (Ebony) grew up here, but my dad (Lightning) lives with Jeff King, who lives by Denali National Park in Alaska
I was born in a small litter. A litter is a group of puppies all born together, like an instant big family of brothers and sisters. I got to spend the first couple months of my life playing around with my brothers and sisters. Then I left them to join my new team family. I love to hang around with these big kids. They all have their own funny characteristics. The people are pretty great, too. I’ll share more about them as we get to know each other better.
It took a long time to get my name. My humans wanted to find out more about me before they named me. I hear the first woman to win the Iditarod was a fearless woman named Libby Riddles. Well, I’m pretty fearless! And I’m little. Libby Littles. One thing is for sure, I won’t be little forever.
There is a lot to learn here. I’ll have fun getting lots of exercise and learning what it takes to be part of the team. Before long, I’ll get to wear my first harness and pull a sled. I have so much to learn as I grow to become a real sled dog, and I want to share it all with you along the way!
Check back soon for another little story.